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    Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

    The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a...

    New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

    Making DC a Better City for Whom?

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In order to address the fears of underserved D.C. communities facing gentrification and displacement the government must embrace a new “operating system” emphasizing openness, collaboration and coordination across its...

    Cancer Survivor and Amputee Details How She Overcame Adversity

    It is often hard to maintain an optimistic attitude after being faced with adversity but new coming author, Donna Hopkins, seems to have mastered the practice of positivity despite some extremely difficult circumstances. Hopkins’...

    Authors Discuss New Book, Policing Black Bodies

    Surrounded by fully-stacked book shelves and coffee aroma at The Potter’s House in Northwest D.C., an engaged audience tuned in on Tuesday, March 13, to listen and discuss a difficult topic: the policing of...

    Michelle Obama Announces New Book

    Former first lady Michelle Obama has decided it’s time to tell her story. On Feb. 25, Obama took to Twitter to announce her new book, Becoming, and the launch of her website, becomingmichelleobama.com. “Writing BECOMING has...

    Mildred Muhammad: ‘I’m Still Standing’

    John, Salena and Taalibah Muhammad saw their father, John Allen Muhammad, arrested on Oct. 24, 2002, for a string of sniper shootings that killed 17 people in Washington, D.C., Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana...

    Books, Events Mark Late Poet Gwendolyn Brooks 100th Birthday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Poet Gwendolyn Brooks would have turned 100 this week, and that birthday is being commemorated with new books, poetry readings, writing contests and even a bus tour through her hometown of...

    ‘Dear Ijeawele’ Offers Feminist Advice for Black Women

    After reading {Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions} by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, I believe that this is a mandatory read for women young and old. I gained a sense of freedom,...

    April Ryan’s Memoir Relays Wisdom on Race

    People say that we live in a divided country, and they are absolutely right. There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who haven't read At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race...

    Coretta Scott King’s ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’

    The spouses of revolutionary leaders, celebrities, and famous athletes, tend to get overlooked. It’s rare that we get a vivid description of what life was like for the spouse. It’s even rarer that we...

    Bobby Brown Tells His Side of the Story in ‘Every Little Step’

    There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the last 25 years, Brown has...

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